ACS names top grads


Andes Central School has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2011.
Gina Tait, the daughter of Dale and Judith Tait of Andes has been named the valedictorian. Gina has been very active in all aspects of student life at ACS. She is a tri-sport athlete, playing soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and softball in the spring.

NBDC adds new ATM in Andes


The National Bank of Delaware County has added another ATM to its fleet of machines in the county.
The hamlet of Andes now has a drive-up ATM, which is located on the right side of the NBDC office on Main Street, and offers the full gamut of ATM services, including withdrawals, deposits and transfers, among other transactions.

“We’re pleased to have gotten this done,” commented NBDC President Patrick Galloway. “We’ll also be placing an ATM in Franklin later this year, and updating or replacing our existing machines in Walton, Stamford and Roxbury.”

Aerial photo exhibit in Andes


Andes — Delaware County towns and villages may be viewed from the air in a special exhibit that will open on Saturday, June 4 at The Hunting Tavern Museum on Main Street in Andes. There will be an opening day reception from 2-4 p.m., but the exhibit may be viewed as soon as the museum opens at 10 a.m.

The exhibit, entitled, “Delaware County Air and Space,” is by Corneel Verlaan of Bovina, who will be present for the reception. Situated in the museum’s first floor meeting room, it will be in place until July 29.

Craft beer fest this Saturday


Andes — This Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m., outside in the “Summer Shack,” celebrate some of America’s best craft beers at the Andes Hotel’s 3rd Annual American Craft Beer Fest.

Eric Reed advances in tennis sectionals

By John Bernhardt
Andes senior tennis ace Eric Reed advanced in the Section IC Class C/D bracket, winning in semifinal competition last Wednesday at SUNY Delhi to advance in a crossover competition that took place yesterday in Binghamton. The results of Reed’s tournament play on Tuesday could not be reached before the News deadline, and will be reported in next week’s edition.

The Section IV tennis brackets differ from those found in other team sports. Mirroring the bracket system used in the state finals, there is no Class D bracket in Section IV play.

ACS students named to honor roll


Andes Central School has announced its third quarter Honor Rolls for the 2010-11 school year.

Earning places on the Superintendent’s List, with averages of 94.5 percent or better, were senior Gina Tait; juniors Matthew Armstrong, Sage Beemer and Ashley Terry; sophomore Tristin Tait; eighth-graders Torin Bacon and Cassandra Storey, seventh-grader Allison Long and sixth graders Serena Bacon, Noah Dougherty and Winifred Consigny-Richards.

Visitors can catch 'Trout' artist at Chace Randall


Chace-Randall Gallery presents Catskill Trout, new paintings by Alberto Rey May 7-June 19, 2011. A reception of the artist will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A world-renowned painter, Alberto Rey’s recent body of work embraces the concept of biological regionalism and celebrates trout of the Catskill Mountain Region. All works are in oil on plaster—painterly renderings of our brown trout species in its river and stream environments.

Walk to end Alzheimer's in Andes


By Pauline Liu
Alzheimer’s disease affects about one in every 60 Americans so it’s bound to touch many lives. It is a disease so prevalent, that the Alzheimer’s Association now calls it an epidemic.  Alzheimer’s causes loss of memory and reasoning skills. It is the most common form of dementia. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association has been raising awareness and money for research through its annual Walk to End Alzheimer.  Last year’s walk raised more than $300 million nationwide and was held in nearly 600 communities.  

Audubon Society planning Andes bird watch


Andes — The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society has scheduled a spring bird walk in Andes for Saturday, April 30. This will be an easy walk of about two hours. Species expected to be found include warblers, bluebirds and other thrushes, among returning migrants. Also possible are orioles, tanagers and raptors.

Participants should meet at Andes Central School on Rte. 28 at 8 a.m. For further information, contact Andy Mason at 607 652-2162,

Honor students listed for third quarter at Andes Central School


Andes Central School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter.

Superintendent’s List

Grade 12—Gina Tait
Grade 11—Matthew Armstrong, Sage Beemer, Ashley Terry.
Grade 10—Tristin Tait.
Grade 8—Torin Bacon, Cassandra Storey.
Grade 7—Allison Long.
Grade 6—Serena Bacon, Noah Dougherty, Winifred Consigny-Richards.

High Honor

Grade 12—Gabrielle Harp, Cameron Roberts, Ian Wright.
Grade 11—Lonny Chin, Marissa Heannings.
Grade 10—Joshua Harp, Kelsey Little, Matsuri Shioya, Olivia Stokes.

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